A mum has been ruthlessly mocked for complaining that her family home had risen in value by $1million.
The Sydney mother moved her family into a new $2million house six years ago and was shocked to find a neighbour had just sold their home for $3million last month.
While most homeowners would welcome the price jump, she fears the property market is becoming too unaffordable and that her children will need to have an extra $1million each if they want to buy their own property when they grow up.
But Reddit users were unsympathetic that her children might end up ‘worse off’ and asked why they even needed a multi-million dollar home in the first place.
A Sydney mum who was worried about the rising cost of houses in the city was ridiculed online by Redditors who thought that she was humble bragging
The mother insisted that she was not bragging and that she considered herself ‘lucky’ to be able to buy her first house ‘when they were affordable’.
‘Prices have risen since, it’s not news to anyone,’ she wrote.
‘I have never been excited about the value of my house going up because I’ve always known it just meant things would be harder for my kids and all other younger people.’
Despite trying to appear understanding of the plight of would-be homeowners, she was slammed for her ‘tone deaf’ take on the issue.
‘Oh my heart bleeds, but why do your kids need multi-million dollar homes,’ one user asked.
Another user said that her ‘humble brag’ was ‘very sad’.
‘I’ll buy your $3m home for $500k, this way you’ll be helping these young people out you’re worried about,’ a third wrote.
‘Not a doctor or lawyer if it helps my application.’
Others agreed that she was facing the reality that they had been facing for years and suggested that she toned down her children’s expectations for home ownership.
The median price for a house in Sydney is $1,056,000, which is a 29.7 per cent increase since March 2020.
The mother-of-three feared her children would have to fork out a million dollars more than her husband had to, but users asked why they needed multi-million dollar houses to begin with